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A suspect, Emmanuel Kofi Addo is in police custody for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old niece.

Reports say the suspect started the act at the time the victim when she was 11 years.

The suspect is said to be living with the victim in the same room and shared the same bed at New Weija for seven years.

According to the GNA, on March 26, this year, the victim confided in one of her teachers at school that Addo started having sexual intercourse with her at the age of 11.

The teacher reported the matter to the complainant, who lodged a complaint at the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) at Weija, following which the complainant was given a medical form to seek medical assistance for the victim.

Though Mr. Addo pleaded not guilty for defilement, state attorneys prayed the court to remand him because the police had difficulties in arresting him.

The GNA reports that counsel for Addo, however, prayed for bail, saying the grant of bail was at the discretion of the court and urged it to exercise that discretion in their favour.

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